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November 2011

Guy Davis

Saturday the 19th

 8:00 p.m.

Doors Open at 7:30 p. m.

"Davis’ folksy and humble stage presence, combined with his humorous monologues, made one feel that this was not a concert, but rather, an impromptu performance on a front porch down in some southern swamp.  Indeed, at times Davis had the audience

singing, clapping and stomping their feet."

                               --Daily Herald Tribune, Grand Prairie, Alberta

 

Click here for the Guy Davis Biography

Mark your calender for this exciting musical eventas the Blue at The Depot returns!

 Tickets: $20 advanced at The Depot Center, Conley’s Books & Music and The Drawing Room in Livingston. Cactus and Vargo’s in Bozeman charge by phone at (406) 222-2300

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Boss Blues, KGLT, Engine 8 Design, The Bozone, The Murray Bar, 2nd Street Bistro, The Mint Bar,

Dr Jeff Dickerson & Gayla Nicholson and the Livingston Veterinary Hospital

 

 

 

 

Past shows

 

 
 

THE INSOMNIACS
Saturday March 13, 2010
8:00pm

(doors open at 7:30pm)

Tarbox Ramblers

“…Finger-snapping, foot tapping energy and fun…”

-Blues Blast Magazine.

On Saturday March 13 another exciting night of live music is planned for the historic Livingston Depot where Portland, Oregon based The Insomniacs takes the stage. The Insomniacs’ inspiration comes from traditional American roots of blues, R & B, jazz, and early rock and roll. They blend these influences into their own unique sound and deliver it with freshness and youthful energy of rock and roll merged with the style and improvisational muscle of jazz and swing. “Their great, these guys are young and hot and you can dance to their music,” stated Dana Latsch, blues aficionado and former owner of the Owl. …Cause I might be alone but at least I’m not with you...,Their all too young to have experienced this but they write about broken hearts and that’s classic blues,” continued Latsch who is excited to see this band come perform at the Depot.

Tarbox Ramblers

“A tough sounding band,”-Junior Watson

“Vyasa really is a triple threat…his singing on this that really knocks me out.”

Although they play vintage instruments and channel a blues style from the 1950’s, there is a distinct new cyberspace bent to Delta Groove’s blues-award-winning quartet. They fill the long drives between gigs surfing the web on wireless laptops, looking at Myspace and Facebook friends of the clubs down the road, and personally emailing blues fans asking them to listen to the band and come to the show. The result is hundreds of plays per day on Myspace, a site usually focused on alternative, pop, and hip-hop music. They’ve enrolled a whole new generation of first-time young blues fans, as well as traditional fans who recognize the roots of their music.

Jawbone Railroad

“…Theseboys have what it takes to make genuine blues…,”

-Vintage Guitar Magazine

Based in Portland, OR, “The Insomniacs” are led by 28-year old vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Vyasa Dodson. Together with bassist Dean Mueller, keyboardist Alex Shakeri and drummer Dave Melyan, they burst out of nowhere with their self-produced debut release “Left Coast Blues,” recorded in the living room of bassist Dean Mueller. The disc was quickly snatched up by Delta Groove and released worldwide to rave reviews.

Guitarist, Vyasa Dodsen, whose exotic name is a Sanskrit gift from his Northern Californian mother, had a revelation when he switched from emulating Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton to studying jump blues masters such as Junior Watson, Tiny Grimes, Charlie Christian and Little Charlie Baty. “The blues isn’t dead says Dodson. “It’s just going in different directions. B.B. King and Buddy Guy got started when they were young. The same thing is happening today.

The blues Foundation’s 2008 “Best New Artist Debut” nomination of Delta Groove’s release of “Left Cost Blues” brought national attention to this jump blues foursome. The bands latest release “At least I’m not with you” quickly reached, number 4 on both the Living Blues Chart and the Roots Music Report. It also grabbed the “Hot Shot Debut” slot on Billboard Blues Chart at number 14. This sophomore follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut has won three awards: the Illinois Blues Blast Award for “Best Contemporary Blues Recording”, a Portland Music Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Blues”, and the “Best NW Recording” award from Cascade Blues Society. The disc was also named Best CD of 2009 by Illinois Blues and the title track has been nominated for the “Song of the Year” Blues Music Award and is receiving rave reviews and award nominations around the world.
“These four young guys have got real grit, a real feel for the music, and the talent to make it all sound just right.” – Pittsburg Post Gazette.